Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area released two new web-based games that bring the park experience to the people. Children learn about their local national park unit from their homes and classrooms and develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary for becoming the world’s next generation of park stewards. Read more
This famous park concessioner’s dedication to health and sustainability is reflected in both its menu and operations. Read more
AP Environmental Science students from the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology use their local national park unit as a living laboratory. Read more
With help from a National Park Foundation grant, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) has developed a week-long multicultural training program for fellow California-based national park educators and interpreters. Read more
Park partners The Marine Mammal Center and NatureBridge combine forces to extend their educational reach. Read more
Did You Know?
GGNRA owns two of these rare, wood-frame shacks, built in 1906 to shelter survivors of the famous San Francisco earthquake. Now located at the Presidio, these shacks once comprised 24 city blocks and at peak occupancy, housed a total of 16,448 refugees.